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Andrew Duane Davis

November 24, 1980 - January 16, 2012

Andrew Duane DavisOn January 16, 2012 our beautiful son lost his long hard battle with drug addiction.Andrew was born November 24, 1980 to Barry Davis and Launa Lee Hulsey in Ogden, Utah. Andrew truly lived life to the fullest. His proudest accomplishment was being a member of the Imperial Rainbow Court of Northern Utah. He was recently crowned Empress, an honor he worked for 17 years to achieve. With this organization, he was proud to serve many charities. Andrew had a light in him that was infectious to all. Everywhere he went he was surrounded with friends and family. He made a friend with every person he met. Andrew was always theatrical and was studying theater at Weber State. His lifelong dream was to study in Arizona to be a stand-up comedian. A dream he was going to achieve this coming summer. Andrew is survived by his parents; Barry and Kathy Davis and Launa Lee and Kass Hulsey, his siblings; William and Elaina Davis, Crystal and Jake Noyes, Valerie Walker, Kelvyn Hulsey, Sean Walker, Tonkia Hulsey and Jacey and Jason Carter, his four nieces and four nephews and one on the way. He was also survived by his grandparents, Launna and Cleve Albiston, Dalene Lusby, Dorothy Hulsey and Ron and Grace Schrotter. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers; Jack London, Reed Hulsey, Albert Davis and Rod Lusby. Please join us to pay our respects between 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden.Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Golden West Credit Union or Wells Fargo Bank. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

 

Timeline for Andrew Duane Davis

Born: November 24, 1980
Died: January 16, 2012

Condolences for Andrew Duane Davis

Launa Lee Hulsey posted on 5/18/12

Andy, I am so sorry that we printed that you passed from the loss of addiction. We know now that wasn't true! I love you and miss you so much!! You have left thousands who loved you! Over 1500 people at your services..We lost count. You are such a shining star and set a torch of love for others to follow! We miss you son!

 

Barb Madsen posted on 1/30/12

To the family goes my dearest condolences. I remember being in a meeting with him and watching his spirit light up a room. My memories of him are special to my recovery and please know that you changed my life with your light of the spirit. God speed...until we meet again.Love,Barb M.

 

Crystal Noyes posted on 1/25/12

My brother.....I miss you like crazy and I know I will miss you more and more every day. Your a total jerk for leaving like you did. I know you didn't mean to but still. I always knew you were amazing in your own way, but didn't quite grasp how truly amazing you really were until you left. I hope your having a blast wherever you are. I hope that maybe you're having breakfast with the golden girls or telling Bob Hope some great new jokes. Maybe your getting new dance moves from Gene Kelly or showing Marilyn how fabulous your shoes are. Just know when I get there.....Your butt is mine!!!! I Love you!

 

Brent McCoy posted on 1/24/12

I miss you more than ever, but I know you are still with us. Love you always, Brent

 

A.J. Morin (KayLynn La Belle Morgan) posted on 1/24/12

It is with such sadness that we say goodbye to Andy, but knowing that such a loving and caring soul has gone on to something better can only make it easier to handle. When I first met Andy it was at a Coronation and it was my first time but he stood by me and helped and supported me and made me feel like I belonged when everyone else didn't. I will never forget the way he was so kind to me and others. Knowing he was such a caring person made it wonderful to know him, I am glad that I was able to be apart of his life and that he was apart of mine even if only for a short while. Please accept my condolences and Andy may you now rest in peace. Love always

 

Sharon St. John posted on 1/22/12

He was a delightful man! He radiated love and joy. I know he wanted to teach and share and help others. He taught us the ultimate lesson! I know his death will help others find recovery. I wish the lesson didn't have to be so extreme. Sharon St. John

 

Eddie posted on 1/22/12

Andy,You will be truly missed! I will never forget how much you made me laugh, and how you were there for my brother during his worst time. Thank god for you being on this earth, you will never be forgotten!. I love you Andy. STAY FABULOUS!love your friend Eddie

 

Britt W posted on 1/22/12

Andy was always a joy whenever I bumped into him. Good to see he touched so many people's lives in such a positive and upbeat way. He will be missed by many, and likely not forgotten. My condolences to all of Andy's loved ones in this difficult time.

 

stephen hammon posted on 1/22/12

my condolences to you.. I truly believe that god has him in loving arms now.

 

Rebecca J. Rens posted on 1/21/12

Andy had a sense of humor that made my day. He was a young man who stood out among his peers. I will miss him. Most sincerely, Rebecca, aka "Berecca"d3s

 

Kam posted on 1/21/12

Although I didn't know Andy personally, my heart is broken for all of the people who love him dearly. As an addict myself, my heart aches when another one is lost. I can tell from all of these beautiful posts that Andy is an amazing person who is loved by so many. Thank you for being so real with his obituary. Sadly, it needs to be seen. My prayers are with you all.

 

Richard L/ posted on 1/21/12

Andy, I am so grateful that I was able to know you in this life. You were always so sweet and so easy to talk to. Thank you for sharing your experience, strength and hope. You will be missed. My prayers go out to your family.

 

Darci & Mitch Goddard posted on 1/21/12

To Andy's Parents,Though we do not know you we share a common bond as we also lost our beautiful and talented daughter in September to drug addiction. We too were open about our daughter's death and we sincerely honor you for doing the same. Though there's nothing anyone can do to change the outcome of our children's struggle with addiction it's our intention that bringing public awareness to the magnitude of this problem is the first step to positive change. In reading the heartfelt tributes to your son it's so blatantly apparent he had a light and essence that will continue to bless your lives and those that he knew here on Earth forever. Be patient with yourselves and honor your feelings - grief is a unpredictable journey that must be navigated in each person's own time and way. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time - please remember that you're not alone.

 

Shelly Harris posted on 1/21/12

I still can't believe it's real, my heart is sad. Andy was such a beautiful spirit in this sometimes dark and dreary world, he shined light upon it just being Andy! My last memory of seeing him is the parade at Pride, he was in it and I chased him a block down the street to give him a big hug... He picked me up and swung me around with that beautiful smile he wore so often when I saw him... I am grateful for that last hug and will keep it close to my heart. The world has had a big loss and Heaven has a huge gain.. Love you Alexis!!!

 

Tony Shafer posted on 1/21/12

Though it was short, you had a hell of a go round while you were here Andy., and I'm glad I got to be a part of it :-) You're on to something bigger and better now though!! You're in a better place, and for that I'm thankful. I'll see you again someday kiddo, so be prepared for another adventure. Love you always

 

Tony Hoggan posted on 1/21/12

Part 2-Lady's and Gentlemen! We give to you... in all of it's glory; A scene for your viewing pleasure. Some thing rarely seem, except for in it's natural habitat...oh so many countless and endless Friday nights sitting in the gay Denny's. Without any further delays, a moment of silence if you please, as the curtain goes up, for this one performance, if you please......Lady's and Gentleman...! We give to you... The highly debated; the extremely rare and fragile; mostly revered, highly coveted and lusted after...The one! ...The only!! ...The Muppet Dance...!!!!!

 

Kathy posted on 1/21/12

Andy I'm so sad you have left earth, but I know you are in heaven and the angels are laughing. Thank you for being such a good friend to my son!

 

Kari Conroy posted on 1/21/12

Kathy and Family,So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

 

Susan Abbott posted on 1/21/12

I am so very sorry for your loss. I just loved Andy and counseled him regarding school at Weber State since the first day he came to school. He called me the "Diva" of Financial Aid. Andy and I became instant friends, he had such a great personality and giving soul. There were times he actually counseled me and I did attend one of his Monday night meetings and everyone there loved him as much as I did. I always looked forward to helping Andy and many times he would just come in to tell me hello and ask how I was doing. What a great loss you must feel, as I know I do. But what a gain for Heaven! He is stirring up trouble, I just know it, but in a good way. He could make anyone laugh and his compassion for people will continue on during his mission in the afterlife. Thank you for having such a wonderful, caring son. I will always love him, I told him I was his mom at school and he had better mind me or else. He loved to battle with me with sarcasm and we were both good at it.Take care. He is in good hands and at peace.Susan Abbott Andy's mom at school and his Financial Aid Counselor

 

Nick Vollmer posted on 1/20/12

Andy was and is an amazing soul. I cherish all the times I spent with him. Truly a great friend. His smile will be missed everywhere he went. My heart goes out to all his family and friends.

 

Trevor posted on 1/20/12

He was a great uncle to me! He always had something funny to say to me or anyone else! I did not expect him to leave us this soon but he's in a better place now!! I love you Uncle Andrew!!

 

Phil Garry (Onyx Lynn) posted on 1/20/12

You always lit up the room at coronations/events that I attended. I remember the first time I met you in Portland and you turned to me and said "Are you old enough to be in here? You look like your 12. I would card you for Chocolate Milk!"I love you Andy. Be at peace,

 

Jodi Lempka posted on 1/20/12

I had the pleasure of meeting Andy when he came to work at Peir One Imports while I worked there. We immediately had a connection with our "certain brand of humor" and I really enjoyed it when we were scheduled together--he made my days more FUN and it never really seemed like 'work' when he was around. He always talked about his theater work and made a point of inviting me to come see him perform down in Salt Lake. I'm so sad that I never got around to making that trip and even more SAD to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, his family, and I hope that you take comfort in all the WONDERFUL memories you had with him. I know I will. Rest in Peaceful Sleep, Andy.

 

Sharon Judd posted on 1/20/12

To Andy's family,I only knew Andy through the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office at Weber State Univesity. He would come in and visit with one of the counselors and was always smiling and happy. I also have a son addicted to drugs and my heart goes out to all of his family knowing the heartache of addiction. From ALL these condolences given, you can see that he was a great influence while he was on this earth and touched many hearts and souls.May God's arms encircle you at this hard time and bless you with peace.

 

Cornel Hardiman posted on 1/20/12

When I was done reigning as Empress in Eugene a couple years ago I was lucky to have met Andy. He was Anthony told me he was. Anthony told me that I would love being around him. He was a blast and made me feel like we had known each other for years on my first trip to Boise. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I lost my mother 12 years ago this September. I know how it is when someone is taken from you way before their time when you know they have so much to give. He was a light that didn't get a chance to burn long enough. Much love and the time and ability to heal.**C

 

Donna & Steve posted on 1/20/12

So sad to hear of your loss :( We first met Andy when I (Donna) worked at Great Western. Andy was so friendly and happy. You could never be down when you were around him, he just wouldn't let you.Over the years we'd bump into Andy in town or at Weber State and he never changed, was always happy to see you. He always gave Steve's ego a wee boost as he had a bit of a crush on him.You made me smile Andy, and my heart hurts without you.Much love to the family, you are in my prayers.Donna

 

Trent Van De Brake posted on 1/20/12

I did not have enough time with Andy ( Alexis) I did get to spend a morning drive to my work where we had time to talk and get to know one another. He holds a special place in my heart and has left a lasting impression and great friendship. he was a great man to friends and family I will never forget you my friend,my empress and family. Thank you for giving me my first family name of Devo . I will carry it with honer Love, Trent Devo Nabor

 

Aaron Sparks posted on 1/20/12

I've been thinking with very fond memory of our trip to Boise, ID this past summer. You sure knew how to make me laugh!!! I remember how we laughed, cried, and all-in-all had a great trip. It was after our conversation that I was so inspired to go back to college, you truly were such an influence in that decision. Thank you. I will always remember how you gave the best you always could to everyone around you. You gave me nothing but one of the best friendships I've ever had. I will miss you dear friend.

 

Anthony Barber posted on 1/20/12

The 12 years that we have been friends will live with me for a lifetime. Although I'm sad for his loss, I"m happy to have known him at all. Because I knew him...I've been changed for GOOD.

 

Andrea Norris posted on 1/20/12

My thoughts and prayers go to Andy's family. It takes incredible strength to move forward day after day.I liked Andy immediately - but that's Andy. He was one of the most unjudgemental people I know with a spirit that would fill any room as soon as he walked in. He helped me celebrate my 50th birthday party and taught me how to shimmy.... We had so many laughs and i will never forget him. He touched so many lives and will be greatly missed.

 

Jennifer Garrett posted on 1/20/12

My deepest sympathy to the family of Andy. May your memories bring you comfort as you mourn the loss of this brave soul.

 

Jen posted on 1/20/12

I tutored Andy a couple of years ago at Weber and I am so sad to hear about his death. He always made me smile and I appreciated his happy, positive, energetic attitude. I have thought of him often. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Jen

 

Rebecca Poulsen posted on 1/20/12

Many smiles will always come across all of out faces as we recall the many amazing memories of laughter and joy you brought to us all..........we shall meet again....of that much l am sure. Love you.

 

Pier 1 Imports posted on 1/20/12

We all have many memmories of Andy and are saddened to hear of his loss we give condolences to his family

 

Brandon and Tarell posted on 1/20/12

We send our sincere condolences to Andy's family and friends. What an incredible shock. He was a joy to be around; full of life, love, laughter and mischief! His passing will leave all of us in a world a little smaller and a little less bright. He leaves behind a legacy of inspiration and encouragement. Alexis we only got you for a short while because the angels in heaven were bored without you! Rest in peace friend.

 

jason martinez posted on 1/20/12

andy you are amazing and your warm smile and gentle ways will dearly missed.... my condolences to family and friends

 

Katie posted on 1/20/12

Oh Andy I am so sad but if its one thing I have learned from you is that if we all cry and be sad you will be so mad. You were my brothers best friend and I just want to say thank you for being there for him especially last July. During Chucks wake you kept everything light and funny. I had never been to a drag show and you invited me to lots. I finally got to go and had a great time especially joking around with you and laughing. I know your probably up in heaven making everyone laugh and just being you. Addiction is a disease that I have watched many people suffer, I too lost one of my best friends to an overdose. The only thing I can think of is that you all are free of your worries and your finally free of that addiction and can fully live. Rest in Peace my friend.

 

Trina posted on 1/19/12

My heart goes out to your family...I will surely miss you my dear, sweet friend.

 

Michelle D. posted on 1/19/12

He was in several of my anthropology classes, and I was his tutor. His passion for the field and enthusiasm for what we were learning was absolutely contagious. Everyone in the class would notice and make a comment on the days he couldn't come. The entire department seems darkened now that his bright smile isn't seen bouncing down the halls. I miss him terribly already.

 

Tracey Smith posted on 1/19/12

It is with great regret that we learned of Andy's passing. He worked for us in Weber State University's Testing Department, where he had great kindness and enthusiasm. After he left Testing, Andy would still drop by our offices to give us updates or say hello. He remained a common fixture on campus and was quick to give a smile or a wave. Many here cared a great deal for Andy and the unique mix he brought our Christmas party, our training sessions, and our conversations. Andy had unlimited potential in this world---and he reached some of that---largely because he was quick to help out someone else in need or who was struggling.You will be missed, my friend.Tracey SmithWeber State University

 

Dawn M. Soger posted on 1/19/12

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Nicole posted on 1/19/12

Although I never had the honor of meeting this beautiful ray of sunshine, I too suffer from addiction. Everytime another addict passes away a piece of my heart breaks. He seemed to have such an amazing life planned for himself. Please forgive him for anything he may have done or said, while using. It was not him, it was the drugs doing those times. Addiction is a nightmare for everyone involved. I like to think that when he arrived at heavens gates, an angel was waiting and said to him "Andrew, Welcome home, you have carried your burdens well. Please come into heaven now...you have spent your time in addiction hell. I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful young man. May he be with the angels free from the chains of addiction.

 

Nicole posted on 1/19/12

You will be missed my dear, sweet friend.

 

Molly posted on 1/19/12

He always brightened up the day. He made you smile when you had a bad day. Nontrad will not be the same without him. Miss you Andy. Rest in Peace my friend. Till we meet again.

 

Amy Mayo Townsley posted on 1/19/12

I did not know Andy well, but I liked him a lot. He was one of those special kind of people who just seem to be about two degrees "more" than the average person- more kind, more engaged, more interesting, more full of life. I remember that he was one of the first people I saw in the non-trad center when I found out that I had been accepted to graduate school at UNLV- he was genuinely happy for me. I appreciated having my good news met with enthusiasm. He was so much a part of the Weber campus- it is hard to imagine it without him. Andy, I am glad I knew you. You will be missed by so many people. I will miss you.

 

Shawna S posted on 1/19/12

My heart is so sad. I met you at WSU and every time we talked you made me laugh. Your personality was contagious and you had a smile that reached to the sun. Love and prayers to the family.

 

Vince Maruska posted on 1/19/12

What a great loss of a very loved friend. I just recieved an e-mail from Alex on Jan1st wishing me a happy birthday for my 1 year freedom from drug & alcohol addiction of 26 years said he wished he could have stopped & told me how proud of me he was. just a reminder of what a great caring person he was, had I know he had a problem maybe I could have helped but I can say this is another way of Alex is making an impact on all of us. it is a very dark & lonely place being an addict & trying to hide it from people closest to us. we can all learn from this & remember to reach out to our close friends, let them know we care & help them recover & save thier life. My son you will be missed greatly by a lot of us but I know one day I will see you in Gods kingdom! My deepest sympathy to the family for this tragic loss! Rest in peace you lovely man! Unclevinnie and Glamra Victoria

 

Shauna posted on 1/19/12

To Andy's family, I am so sorry for your loss. I knew of Andy, but did not know him. I am a recovering addict and and it breaks my heart to see another addict die from this disease. Know that your family is in our thoughts & prayers....

 

Eric Bennick posted on 1/19/12

Andy, I remember the first time I met you when we were working at the Diamond Lounge. You brought me along with you to do club promotion and I really enjoyed hanging out with you and learning about you. Later, when you came up to Weber State, I always enjoyed seeing a friendly face and talking to you about life. You always had such a passion for whatever you were doing. One of my favorite memories is the drawings at the Wildcat Tech expo, you were so excited to finally win something this year! You were defiantly taken from us too soon, but I will always remember the good times that I had with you. Rest in peace my friend!

 

Jared Basinger posted on 1/19/12

I am sorry to hear that Andrew has passed on! He was a light in my life ! I got the chance to know him as a roomate . He lived with Karl Donaldson and I and was an inspiration to us both . I will never forget the gracious meal that was provided and the tea that was given to us during one of the families thanksgivings. I offer my condolences and prayers may you find peace and comfort in this trying time!

 

Sharron Lukens posted on 1/19/12

Andy I didn't know you but I do know that wonderful impact and light you had in my son, Kendal's life. You were such a great mentor and a big brother to him. Thank you! You will dearly be missed in his life.

 

Denise posted on 1/19/12

Andy, you had such a contagious enthusiasm for life ~ WSU won't be the same without you ~ thank you for your humor and light

 

Rob posted on 1/19/12

Andy you will always be remembered and miss by so many people.. Thanks for beeing the way you were and for all the good memories.. R.I.P.

 

June Agae posted on 1/19/12

Andy always had me in stitches. I loved his sense of humor and his love fro life. I feel bad for not attending at least one of his performances so I hope he knew I was there in spirit. I met him at the Nontraditional Student Center at WSU. He had a magnetism about him that made him stand out above the rest. I'm glad I got a chance to know your son and to be a part of his life. I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences.June

 

Jennifer Combs posted on 1/19/12

Andy will always be remembered by me because of his infectious smile. I met Andy in recovery in 2005. He always was so kind and loving. His friendship meant alot to me. He helped me through some very tough times and was always there with open arms. My life is forever changed because of knowing Andy.

 

Melinda Taggart posted on 1/19/12

I will truely miss Andy. He had an amazing spirit about him that always brought a smile to my face. If I ever was having a hard day Andy was there to make things better. My heart goes out to all of you.

 

Vicky posted on 1/19/12

I say this all the time, but I really can't believe that you are gone. Maybe it just hasn't fully hit me yet. Going to your funeral is going to be rough for me. I'm sure I'll start balling before I even get there. You left us way too soon Andy. Whose going to do my makeup now? :) Man.... I don't even know what else to say. This is just way too hard to do. I couldn't imagine how your family feels. Please just watch over your family and comfort every single one of them. They need it the most. Love you Doll. I'll miss you more than you will ever know.

 

Jack McCoy posted on 1/19/12

Cuz, I am going to miss you immensely, I will always remember your smile, and your infectious personality. You have for the longest time been one the only cousins I have that totally understood me, and I you. I will never forget the times we shared, and the experiences we had together. You always accepted me for me, and I know I didn't always accept you for especially in my teenage years. After growing into adulthood, I had a lot of regret of the way I treated you when we were younger, and the night we talked at mine and Lisa's going away party in 2001, you forgave me. That meant worlds to me, and from that moment on we truly understood one another. I will always love you Andy, that's not to say that I'm not mad at you right now, but I do forgive you, as I know you would forgive me! Safe journeys Cuz! I know wherever you are, you're bringing light and love!Your Cousin Jack

 

cathy cain posted on 1/19/12

Dear Andy , you were my son's friend for 17 yrs . your loss has caused a hole in all of our hearts ! it has reminded us how important it is to LOVE BIG , EVERYONE EVERY DAY !!!! til we meet again at Jesus's feet !

 

Vanessa posted on 1/19/12

My deep condolences. Andy was a wonderful human being. Rest well.

 

Andrew Nadon posted on 1/19/12

Andy,You never knew this and I wish I would have told you. You helped me to open my heart to the kind of person I may never have opened my heart to. I will miss you. Dearly.

 

Tricia posted on 1/19/12

I did not know you Andy but I know your step mom Kathy. My heart goes out to the friends and family of Andy.

 

Daniel Knosp posted on 1/19/12

Andy,I know it has been so many years since we lost touch and those years will never be replaced. I wish I could have been a part of those many years! I just found out about your passing and so many memories of the good times we shared are flooding back. I will always be eternally thankful for the courage you helped me find when I came out to my family and friends. May you rest in peace and shine your light down on us all until we are finally together again... We miss you.

 

Anna Parkinson posted on 1/19/12

I saw your son's picture on facebook. And what you wrote about him loosing his battle with a drug addiction really touched my heart. I have a family member as well who also struggles with the same thing. Two weeks ago did CPR on him due to a accidental overdose. We were very lucky this time but in my heart I fear the day when we may not be able to help him. I truely truely am so sorry for your loss. Even though I am a stranger to you I feel pain for your family. Anna

 

Michael Bennion posted on 1/19/12

My deepest sympathy to all of Andy's family and friends. I wish I could be there is person for his memorial, but I will be out of town. He touched so many lives, became an instant friend and was loved by everyone. My heart has a big hole in it from his passing. Thank you Andy for being such a great friend. It was an honor to be reigning at the same time you were, even though it was so brief. I will always hold you dear to my heart.

 

Benjermin James Davis posted on 1/19/12

through life I thought I knew each member of my family ! However I met a gentlemen by the name of Andrew Davis Sparkes flew as our friendship got stonger ! eventualy we both found out that we were cousins and could'nt help but laugh ! our friendship got stronger ! The one thing that I will always remember bout him is when I was confronted with reality and coming to grips with who I found myself to truly be ! Andrew stood by me holding my hand through every conversation with each family member and friend ! Although I lost a lot of friends and family Andrew was still there holding my hand and telling me that I will continue to get stronger with time ! Although we had grown apart in time I alway knew that I had an angel who knew how to properly put on a dress and make-up ! I love you Andy And I will always look up to your star !

 

Sara Howe posted on 1/19/12

I was relieved and delighted when we met. Finally, another young, sassy person to break up the pointed seriousness of a steering committee. We didn't know what we got ourselves into. But you, you didn't flinch or judge or show anger when that old bitchy queen, that died too just a few months ago was mean. Andy, why? There was so much, so much left.

 

Troy Moser posted on 1/19/12

Andy,I will never forget how funny you were! Always making me laugh. It had been a few years since I have seen you, but I could never forget you.I'll never forget the time you was in drag and we was on the way to the club in my jeep with the top and the doors off. You was cat calling some guys on the corner. As soon as the light turned green you took your wig off and waved goodbye. They were so mad! Was hilarious!I hope you rest in peace friend.

 

DMS posted on 1/19/12

I keep wishing I will wake up tomorrow and see this is all a dream that it is a mean cruel joke, but then snap back to reality and realize it's a giant nightmare. I'll never forget the car rides we took to functions, the out of state travels we had (only 2 which you loved to remind me of), and the chats we had. There's so much I could say here but I'll try to keep it short. Just when I had no hope left at all you came into my life, as if God magically knew and sent you. I am not sure what else to say so I will close with what I posted on your Facebook wall. We all have to remember that it isn't goodbye, but see you later; for goodbye is forever. Thank you for being a life changer, hope re-arranger."Today people I loved very dearly celebrated the birth of new life, and faced the heartbreaking agony of death. Both witnessed on Facebook and in real life. One thing still remains constant throughout all of this, and that is the fact to hold so very close the ones we love dearly. Tell them every single time you hear from or see them. You never know just when that last time will be. All of you are on my friend list for a reason. I don't just add people at random. I know you in one way or another. We've loved and lost today, please if you never listen to anything else I say or do remember this- What ever the reason, what ever the season, or if I've been blessed to have you for a lifetime, I've been lucky to both know and love you."

 

Anastasia Drandakis posted on 1/19/12

I only met you a few times, but you were such a shining beacon of energy, I regret incredibly I didn't know 100 times more. You are a beautiful person Andy, on the inside and out. You were special. You were so friendly to me, the desperate little reporter looking for any one to help her out with an interview. Life is so short, and my shock is going to take a while to pass, but bless your loved ones and anyone who got the opportunity to know you for even a second longer then I did. They received a true gift. Please watch over us. You leave behind many grieving hearts. <3 Briana

 

Christopher Brown posted on 1/19/12

Andy was a wonderful and loving guy. The world will be so much darker without his light. I will cherish the memories of our Sunny afternoons in the Mid Spring. Rest in peace Andy. May your light shine on in our memories and hearts.

 

Brandon Pacheco posted on 1/19/12

From my first days of our involvement within the youth group to the recent slowing of an ongoing internal war with your own personal struggles. Words are unable to be expressed with the loss of one so full of zest and a true passion for those that surrounded you. Please rest my friend because you still have a lot of work and insiration ahead of you. Although the physical is at it's end what you have to offer those that will take the time to listen with an open mind and heart will keep you plenty busy.With a happy understanding heart,Safe journey...Brandon (Shar)

 

Trish Akpan posted on 1/19/12

My dearest Andy,You are one of the few people I will remember for the rest of my life. There are few people who have made me feel really excited to see them and you are one of those special people to me. It never mattered how I was feeling beforehand, but when I would see you I would immediately cheer up and see joy and the positive in difficult situation.I want you to know how much I appreciate all you have done for me. You have helped me feel comfortable and proud of who I really am.My heart aches with your absence.

 

Natalie Toone` Majoris posted on 1/19/12

You have always been a shinning ray of sunshine...when I would hear you yell (and yes you would Yell)..!!! across a room when I would walk in ..." That is my Aunt Nat.." it would make my heart flutter and skip a beat... you have left foot prints on my heart that will never wash way..! You are now free to Sing and dance as loud and long as your big heart can handle...I love and miss you more than words can ever express... Rest in Peace and fly...

 

Mark,Lopez posted on 1/19/12

Andy!! I will Miss You Like Crazy you were the Joy The Light of The party I rember my First time Doing Drag IT was for the Red Party in Febuary, i was Dressed up By Donnie and Kendra, I Remebr how you Would Push me To just Do Drag One More Time With you All But After That Car accident I was in when i was in Drag, That was the last tym Tym I did Drag, I will Alway Rember you by Taking off you Hair,aka wig and and tossing it across the room at the end of every show you did, R.I.P sister I Will Not Say Good By I will Say Untile we Meet Again, keep watch over all who love and is Going to Miss you in the Day Month and Year, to Come.

 

brigette tanner posted on 1/19/12

I remember late one night answering the door when I was approximately 10 or 11 years old to a young man needing to use the phone... my mom let him in and let him use the phone, and while he waited after the phone call he played fur elyse on the organ. It has since been my favorite classical song. He sang and talked and eventually we realized that he was our cousin andy. I think of that night often, every time I saw his face, and remember what an inspiration he was to me. He was one of the most talented people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. If you met andy for even a second, you were blessed!

 

Crystal Hopper Jessen posted on 1/19/12

So sorry for your loss.....He was always a very good friend!!

 

Jay Mitchell posted on 1/19/12

And you where always a great friend and fun guy to hang with...I will miss you on the circuit and I know many others will too...My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and may they find peace during this time....

 

Angelyn garff posted on 1/19/12

dear... I remember your first months clean. There is no way to share how powerful your spirit is. Thank you for the years of love, hope, strength (against all odds). My heart and soul goes out to everyone that loves you. Never alone, never again. Thank you for your laughter and fearlessness-Luna

 

Megan Dunmeyer posted on 1/19/12

Andy, I didn't know you very long, but we had little chats every so often when we'd see each other at school - and every single time we met, you were always cheerful, friendly, and full of life and laughter. You could connect with people so quickly, and one could quickly perceive that you genuinely love people. People who spread as much joy as you did in are hard to come across in life. You will be greatly missed by many - even those whom you barely knew, such as myself. Hope there is a stage for you wherever you are now, and I know that you'll be laughing and smiling on it! Rest in peace, Andy.

 

Jen Killpack posted on 1/19/12

My dear family, I love Andy. He is one of the most empathic, funny, creative, sensitive, loving, strong, and honest people I've known...and I was only beginning to know him. Andy and I met 2-3 of years ago in WSU's non-traditional student center. I've watched him struggle with his addiction and prayed for him as we got to know each other. I remember him cutting a rug at Dot and Jason's wedding and then catching the garter. That was so much fun! And when he finally put it together that Trish and I are partners (after being told several times). I could see the wheels turning as he put it all together lol it was hilarious! I regret not being able to attend the most recent drag shows he invited me to. I kept trying to get there and it never worked out :S. He really is the most gorgeous woman. The last time I saw Andy was in the Student Support Center at WSU before he went to see Dietrich. I am so glad that I hugged him the last two times I saw him. I was so excited to hear about his man and find out about his next show so that I could make sure to attend. One thing about Andy, is that he is so giving. I am incredibly grateful to know him and to know you. My love, thoughts, energy, prayers I send to you. Namaste.Always, Jen Killpack <3

 

Scotti Crosby posted on 1/19/12

Andy was such an awesome guy. The first day i met him he was giving me comments. Through out our friendship he always found ways to keep me positive no matter the situation. Life was good to Andy and he made sure of it. I was his Mariah Carey and he was just my Andy:) Miss you always.

 

Jason Cower posted on 1/19/12

I remember andy was the first guy I met who was like me gay. I drove us around ogden talking, eventually makeing our way to the piano gallery in riverdale by the freeway. He said he had to show me something. We went inside and he found the biggest baddest piano and just started playing this awesome song, he had all the employees around watching him. I couldnt believe this guy had this awesome talent. I went to the groups with him and to church with him. what an awesome person. He will be truely missed.

 

Sarah Knowles posted on 1/19/12

What I loved most about Andy was his incredible talent. He has such a wonderful artistic eye, and not just for the expected arts. He really thought out of the box. He was an advocate for equality and tolerance, and he tried to make the world just a little bit better. Andy, you will be missed! We love you.

 

Rachelle Steed posted on 1/19/12

Thanks for making a difference in many live... Including mine.

 

Brandie Gallegos posted on 1/19/12

I have known andy threw highschool and the imperial rainbow court of northern utah....He was a kind, thoughtful and caring person....He always kept in touch with me threw emails and always asked me how was doing and if I needed any help with anything.......He is surely going to be missed by many and I am so glad that he was apart of my life.

 

Holly Beesely posted on 1/19/12

Andy, I will never forget our random trips to SLC International Airport, running into Starbucks and sitting in the smoking waiting area (way before 9/11 and we were able to go thru security without a ticket lol) and just watching all the planes taking off and landing. We would talk for hours and hours. Sometimes we just sat there saying nothing at all, sipping our latte's and watching the planes. Everytime I go to the airport I always think of you and smile. You're a wonderful person and you will be truley missed!!!

 

Augustin posted on 1/19/12

You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Rest In Peace

 

Melissa Backstrom posted on 1/19/12

I remember Andy from going to Weber State University in Ogden,Ut. He and I were fast friends and he taught me a lot about makeup. I remember his laugh and his smile. He shed some light on a tough choice I was about to make in my life that could have taken me down a path I was torn about. I will never forget him for that. And was JUST reminicing about him the other day with a mutual friend of ours Andy Hatfield. Thank you Andy for gracing us with your light. I KNOW you affected so many people in so many wonderful ways. I am so glad to know that now you are completely at peace. I know that when those of us that knew him cross over someday he will be the first to greet us with a warm hug.

 

Jolette Neeley posted on 1/19/12

Andy's wonderful light and magnificent influence will never go out. His legacy lives on, and will be passed on. I love all of you, and wish you the very best with getting through this difficult time. I send all my love and prayers. God be with you. Love, Jolette

 

Ron Star Yeates posted on 1/19/12

Andy, we have known each other for going on 14 years, from back when I lived in SLC and first came out. From the time I met you until the time we lost you, you have been an inspiration so full of life and energy. I can't and won't begin to try and imagine what goes on with someone dealing with the things you had to deal with through your life. I spent a few hours with you Sunday at my diner between lunch and the board meeting, sitting across the table from you and thinking how proud I was of how far you have come in life. You always knew the right things to say to make someone feel better about themselves. I love your heart and spirit and will deeply miss you. You are and will be my shining STAR in the sky. Sleep well my sweet empress..... Ron

 

Jon Nofoagatotoa posted on 1/19/12

Your son was a tremendous soul! His love and laughter helped many thru difficult times. I pray you find comfort in knowing he touched so many people and aided them in their happiness.

 

Dian McDonald posted on 1/19/12

Andy.One simply did not see you coming, they heard you as well. I will miss you,your smile and the rainbow of laughter that you left in your wake. My heart breaks for your family and their loss of such a beautiful human being. My thoughts and heartfelt prayers to all of them.You are missed handsome man.Di Di

 

Kathy Herring posted on 1/19/12

I didn't know Andy well, but well enough to know what a huge talent and human rights advocate he was. I enjoyed his art in all forms immensely! Our community has lost a bright light. So sorry!! My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Much love!! Kathy

 

Minerva Jayne posted on 1/19/12

I will never forget Alexis. From the moment I met him in Ogden, Utah until the last time I saw her in Boise, there was always a huge smile on her face and kind word to say. Laughter was easy around her. I remember one time, she admired a necklace I had because it was in her color, so I took it off and gave it to her and then she took off hers and gave me hers. We swapped jewelry and I knew we would always be friendly. I wish I had know her better but my memories are memories of an amazing, hopeful person who showed a light and love to all.

 

Arik Herman posted on 1/19/12

Its been over 9 years since we had last seen each other. Passing each other as I moved up to Portland, and Andy moved back to Salt Lake. I'll never forget when Andy, Jason and Andrea were living up on 1300 E. It was a rough time, but Andy was always there for anyone that needed help, or just a friend. I wish we could have reconnected sometime in that 9 years. I'll always remember Andy's smile, his friendliness, and the fun times at Bricks, Axis and the house. You'll be missed Andy. My (and the rest of the Steele sisters) thoughts will be with you, your friends and your family.

 

Jacquelyn Blaque Monroe Devo posted on 1/19/12

Andy ak Alexis was the most amazing person i have ever met. from the night we met until the last time we talked he always had the sweetest things to say to me. alexis was my "glamma" in other words my glamorous grandma. we shared a lot of laughs and good times while she was here in boise. im so glad i got to be apart of her life so much and see all the great things she did before leaving to go "home". becuz of her i wear my boise pride crown with pride and becuz she showed me its ok to be just me. glamma i will never forget your last words to me and i promise to always make you proud! i love you so much and i miss you ! xoxolove always and forever, your babygirl

 

James Farnworth posted on 1/19/12

Andy, I'm going to miss you, I knew you very little and wish I could have known you even more. You lit up the room every time you would enter. Having you around was so much fun, I will never forget you buddy!

 

Derek Kjar posted on 1/19/12

I'm gonna miss you sooooo much! Who's gonna teach me to paint a face or style a wig? I hope you are in a better place now. I'll see you again one day.

 

Curtis Kidd posted on 1/19/12

One summer was far too short a time to get to know you, Andy. I can only begin to express how much I valued your attitude, your work ethic, and your concern for everyone around you. The world was a better place for your being a part of it, and my recollections of you will always be fond.

 

scottie patterson posted on 1/19/12

Dear andy today is a sad lonely a day that we miss ur voice ur soul that loving joking vivacios atttitude and u making me crack with a smile u are a. Dear beautiful person ur friends will miss ur community will miss you to ur parents siblings grandparents I'm very sorry about ur loss I send my prayors and thoughts and hope ur grieving is done ina process that will allow u to heal to andy dance among the stars and on the clouds until then love ur friend scottie and if u see felicia say hello rip andy a tender great hearted leader of utah and now and angel to dance and watch over us from ur friend scottie

 

Christian posted on 1/19/12

Andy, we knew each other for years. We had our ups and downs but you always had a strong presence about you that I envied. The world has lost a very talented soul and you will be deeply missed. I cherish the memories of you and my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to your family and everyone whose lives you touched.

 

christina hansen posted on 1/19/12

i met andy in a meeting when i first got clean he was very nice and made me feel at home.i am glad that he no longer has to suffer anymore rest in peace andy.

 

Adrienne Gillespie posted on 1/19/12

Andy,I will miss your bright smile, your delightful laugh and your joyous nature. What I will hold dear is that you loved life and embraced it freely. I will hold dear that you enjoyed being around people, teaching people, caring for people and just sharing joy. I will remember that you lived and that is a gift so few of us take advantage of before it is to late. Thank you for sharing your light with me and countless others. I am sure you will light the path for each of us.Your Friend,Adrienne

 

Rev. James W. Morgan Jr. posted on 1/19/12

I met Andrew in 1998 at a Sunday service in the church that I pastor. He was funny, articulate and wise beyond his years. Andy attended for a few Sundays and then I didn't see him for awhile. We would periodically run into each other and he was always friendly and funny. I had great hopes for this coming year of working with him and hopefuly getting him to come to church. I will miss him, his smile and his ability to make me laugh even when I didn't feel like it.May angels gaurd you to your rest my friend. I look forward to seeing you again in heaven.Always your friend.Jim Morgan

 

Jason Tutt posted on 1/19/12

I knew Andy when I lived in Ogden and he managed to always put a smile on my face even when I was having a bad day. I will truly miss you Andy. I wish I had had the time to come vist you more often. You were and will be loved by all that the pleasure to know you.

 

Daniel James Lickey AKA The Divine and Awesome Tempest Devo Daee posted on 1/19/12

Mama, It's hard to realize that your gone. I sometimes log on facebook hoping that i'll have a message from you just saying "you sho is ugly, but your my daughter and i love you anyway." We have had our little tiffs and times you wanted to stomp me into the ground but i know how you feel about me.. I love you and know you care and when i quit drag for a year you wouldn't leave me be and wouldn't take any excuses until i put that makeup and wig on and sparkled like to you taught me... I love you mama and will always have you in my heart telling me to go out there and do it and just sparkle... All my love and peace to you...! Love your Daughter Tempest...

 

brande watkins posted on 1/19/12

First I want to give my thoughts and prayers to his family.... Andy was a dear friend and he will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He was always the life of the party. He always was able to make you laugh when you were sad or depressed about something..He had a great outlook on what he wanted to accomplish for the community. He had great plans for coming up events and I am sure they would have rocked the house. I just seen you on Saturday afternoon and you was so excited for that nights event and your were rushing to get things done. We poked fun at each other that same night and I had a great time hearing stories of who you was giving titles too and getting emotional for those people that touched your life. Now its your turn baby. Saturday you will hear from hundreds if not 1000's of people who will tell you what you meant to them....maybe some were little late in telling you. But we all do....I love you my friend..... xoxox

 

Tonya and Brandon posted on 1/19/12

Our hearts go out to the family of Andrew. Although we did not know him, we know one of his cousins, Dani Neely. Our prayers are with Andrew and his family.Sincerely, Tonya and Brandon Evans

 

Kay Harvey posted on 1/19/12

My dearest "Sis" Words can not express the feelings of your absense. The world will not be the same with out you here with us, however heaven has a new angel dancing and doing the " windmill" for them! I know you are watching over us all and I hope you realise how loved you truly are. I remember asking you to do my makeup because I was to lazy and you looking at my mess of a makeup bag and laughing at me and putting your arm around me and saying " Sis.. this is a real womans makeup bag" and unfolding yours with all your brushes in order! I use to love going to the club and the first thing I did was find you and give you the biggest hug because you always made me feel better with your accepting arms and brilliant smile. Ha the first time we ever met you told me you hated me beause I was so beautiful and you spend hours getting ready to make your self beautiful and its not fair, however the light inside of you was far more beautiful then the makeup on your face! I love you Alexis devo, you better be holding my spot up there!!

 

Phillip A. Kennedy (Honey Bea Hart) posted on 1/19/12

I knew Andy when he was in Portland, Oregon. He and I worked together at the Embers Avenue. We shared our love of theatre and the art of drag... he will be missed greatly. Such a great man, with great energy & love for all. I'm saddened to hear he has passed... I had hoped to see him again. My thoughts and positive energy are being sent your way. Andy... You were such a light in this dark world... while many think that light has been put out... it hasn't... your memory is still a shining light in this reality. I hope to see you again someday!

 

Rachel posted on 1/19/12

Andy had the most beautiful smile, the funniest laugh, the warmest hug of anyone I ever knew. No one could make me laugh like he did. I will miss our lunch dates or heart-wrenching conversations and his beautiful heart. He helped me to see the positive side to every situation and the beauty within myself. My heart goes out to his family at this time. I will always love my dear friend, Andy.

 

GRANDMA AND GRANDPA SCHROTTER posted on 1/19/12

WE ALWAYS ENJOYED YOUR VISITS. YOU ARE A FINE AND GENTLE PERSON WHOM WE LOVED GREATLY.

 

Charese Jamison posted on 1/18/12

Alexis, you were always so vibrant and I alive. I always respected you for your honesty. You always were real no matter what. I hope that you have found love and peace on the other side of this world. May God bless and keep you and may his face shine upon you and give you peace. My prayers are with you and your family.

 

DJ Lishus posted on 1/18/12

Andy was one of the most special people I have ever had the privilege of meeting. I am devastated at his untimely passing. My heart goes out to his family and close friends. We have lost a special human being, a truly unique and uplifting spirit. Your memory will forever live on in our hearts and minds, and your example will forever bless the lives of all those who were fortunate enough to meet you. Thank you for living strong and sharing goodness with all. Love you Andy, rest peacefully.

 

Darren Hayes posted on 1/18/12

I met Andy twice, he was very nice both times that I got to speak with him at the two events that took place. A great personality and very friendly, my prayers go out to his friends and his family at this time.

 

Michael Nabor posted on 1/18/12

Andy/ Alexis, You are a beam of sunlight that will never go out in my heart. Your smile and your outlook for life will always push me to be a better person. You always looked at the good in people and never the bad. I admire that in you. You were a good friend but mostly i looked at you as a son. I will miss our weeky phone calls and to hear you say "Love ya dad - Thanks." You were taken from us way to early - You still had alot to do here. I know you will look over us. I love you and there will not be a day I will not think of you. "Good Night Honey, I will talk to you soon."

 

christine mcknight posted on 1/18/12

You taught me that love is not something to take with you, but something to leave behind. You did that so well my friend. Rest in peace and continue to spread your joy! Until we someday meet again

 

CODY CARTER posted on 1/18/12

I met Andrew in December at a dinner that was held at the church I go to. He was a very nice person. I wish that I could have gotten to know him better. My prayers are with his family and friends.

 

Jacqueline Paschall (Austin Starr) posted on 1/18/12

Andy you will forever remain in my heart. From the first time I met you, your friendship has meant alot to me. You always had a smile and knew the right things to say to make things even better than they already were. With Love White Knight 17 of ISCOT, DEC Austin Starr

 

Jesse W Coburn posted on 1/18/12

Andy, I will never forget you. This has been a shock to me and many others. I will never forget all that you have done for me and have shown me. Love you!

 

Andrew posted on 1/18/12

You always inspired me... I love you little MISTER!

 

Isabel Toscano posted on 1/18/12

Thirteen years ago, blessed I was in becoming part of Banrony and your life. I watched in silent this family fall apart but remain connected and growing into the Court. In silent I watched you grow up to become a young HANDSOM men and a BEAUTIFULY young woman. From a far, I will continue to watch. Andy aka Alixis I will miss you more then what word can express.

 

Karin posted on 1/18/12

My dear friend Andy...your amazing light will live on in so many hearts. Your laugh will never be forgotten. Your larger than life dimeanor, and your knack for just bursting into song makes me smile as I write this....I am so grateful for the time we shared recently, and how much fun it was to be dressed in your gowns, wear your jewelry, and have you place a crown on my head Friday night!! Oh how you made me laugh!!! I am thankful for you, your words of inspiration, your beautiful spirit, your infectious laugh and those eyes.....You are needed to fulfill more important things elsewhere now....so polish that diamond studded halo, adjust your wings, and shine on dearest Andy, shine on!!!! You were an angel on earth, and now you are our angel in the clouds....

 

Kacey Wilson posted on 1/18/12

I feel a bit lost without you and am terribly sad. But if I learned anything from you it was how to stay positive and move forward. Thank you for being an amazing part of my life Shrew, I love you and will miss you dearly and will continue to live my life by your example!I'll see you again. Stay Fabulous!Your BFF,Kacey

 

Bobbee Gill posted on 1/18/12

Andy...what can I say about you that no one has.....You are just so beautiful inside and out....You were loved and still loved by many, many people. You Andy Touched lives like you never have thought of. You helped so many young one's raise above it all and You made them feel good and comfortable in their own skin. YOU...Andy.. that was You. I will look at your picture often and remember your craziness and your loving heart. YOU better be watching over us like you did when you were here. I will never forget our short time we had together....your fans turned out so beautiful!!!!! Love You & Miss You like crazy!!!!!! Be good up there and be nice to us down here and don't play to many tricks on us while looking over us. Love you.... Bobbee Gillyour friend for life

 

Jesse Henninger aka Jessica Christie posted on 1/18/12

What a true talent, his energy and enthusiasm never ceased to amaze me.In awe of his truly inspiring ambition and his love of practically everyone, I always and forever will look up to him. The brightest light on the strand and the highest kicker in the line, his exuberance and extreme passion for his every endeavor is what makes Andy such a star.If I could have even an ounce of his drive and strength, I know I could move mountains.I'm missing you something fierce. "I would not have tried to quit smokin' if I had known sister was going to die" - Sordid Lives

 

Savannah SoReal posted on 1/18/12

Andy, I will miss seeing your face at future out of towns, but we know your light will shine so bright from up there that it will reach each and every person you have touched. To your family, my very deepest regrets for their loss, as my family has also been touched by the horrible circumstances you dealt with. I love you and your name and Spirit will never be forgotten in the International Court System nor myself. Sincerely and Muaah Girl for now, Imperial Crowned Princess 39 - SpokaneThe Surreal Savannah SoReal, Blaque, Ice -

 

John & Lori Williams posted on 1/18/12

Thoughts and prayers are with family & friends!

 

Amber Bradshaw/Kitty Liquor posted on 1/18/12

You will be missed.

 

Nancy posted on 1/18/12

Andy you were a bright light to all who met you, now you are with a great group of angles.. Hugs

 

Christian Dives posted on 1/18/12

Andy was always a good friend and had an amazing energy about him. I will miss him. To Andy's family: You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you guys.

 

Phoenix Fallentino posted on 1/18/12

Instant friendship the moment you met Andy. Your spirit will live on Andy. I am so glad Royal and I made it in Nov to see you crowned Empress. To the family and friends of Ogden you have my prayers and deepest sympathy in this very sad time. If i can help any of you in any way reach out to me. Sincerely Empress 12&16 of the Great State of Ne Phoenix Fallentino

 

Noal Robinson posted on 1/18/12

Andy.....I can't express how sad I am to see you go. You gave me a lot of strength and hope when I had none. Your light shined so bright to everyone you touched and to many more who never knew you closely but felt the reach of your energy. I will miss your laughs, your hugs, your encouragement and light. I love you Andy and thank you so much for being my friend. You are a blessing from God.

 

Doug Flanders (Martini) posted on 1/18/12

My thoughts are with the family and the rest of Andy's friends. I will always remember him as optomistic person that was always laughing. Before he moved from Boise, he gave me a braclet that he said was a token of our friendship as "sisters". It was always special to me, but now is something I'll always remember him by. I'm so sorry for our huge loss.

 

Jeremy Wright & Mason Derbyshire posted on 1/18/12

Andy we shared many memories when we were younger doing youth performances at bricks and youth group. You will be missed by many. I have to thank you again for introducing me to the love of my life we are still going strong and its all because of you. Till we meet again....

 

Brent WildeFyre posted on 1/18/12

My deepest condolences to Andy's family and many friends. Our world has lost yet another shining light.

 

Brad Newey AKA Felicity Diamond posted on 1/18/12

I have so many wonderful memories of Andy and it breaks my heart that we have lost such an incredible person. Andy knew how to make all of us laugh and was always positive about life. Sister I truly will miss you XOXOXO

 

MIKEY PETERSON posted on 1/18/12

you were and will always be my best friend you will always hold a very special place in my heart

 

Estela Lewis posted on 1/18/12

My dear friend, I will always remember walking into the room, for acm class, not knowing anyone... and you got up and hug me and made me feel so welcome, made me feel as if we known each other forever..... My heart has been broken with this news. Your smile, will live forever in my heart. thank you.

 

Douglas Tollstrup posted on 1/18/12

I have known Andy for years and most recently in recovery. He was a bright light and spirit that will be missed. I'm so sorry for your loss and I just wish Andy could have won the battle against addiction.

 

Dega Rose Chanel Giovanni posted on 1/18/12

I cant believe your gone we have been friends since our teens and still to this day , The times we shared will remain in my heart forever, we have been through hard times together and always picked one another up we talked about our dreams together about one day reigning in the royal court and we met our goals and those dreams , you were always one of my favorite people and one of my closest friends and i hold that and you close to my heart. always loved seeing your smile and how crazy we were when we got together, you will be greatly missed my friend but never forgotten, i love you and miss you so much love always your big bro, Dega.

 

Roni ( Destiney Evangalisa ) posted on 1/18/12

I am truly sorry and my heart goes out to the family, Andy was a great person with a heart of gold and loved the stage. He will be missed and i am lucky to have been able to call him a freind.

 

FabuLanzaa L'Eville posted on 1/18/12

Sending love, light, and warmth to all of the lives that Andy touched during his brief flight through our lives...remembering he is now in a happier, safer, more fabulous place! All my love always!!

 

Tsunami Foxx posted on 1/18/12

Andy was such a kind-hearted soul; and, I was so pleased to have known him for such a long time and call him a good friend.

 

Darin Osborne posted on 1/18/12

To Andy and his friends and family the Wasatch Men and boys of Leather send you love and prayers at this time. May Andy's spirit live on in all of us.

 

Joe Roper posted on 1/18/12

Andy will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His physical form may be gone but his enduring spirit shall be with us forever.

 

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